Hotel Venus Galatas
Travel Blogs from Crete
... on the beach, more swimmers came and went, I tried the toe test! It feels far too cold for swimming, just a paddle was enough! The beach cafes are open and the one closest to us has a group of Brits enjoying the sun and coffee. Eventually a few clouds bubbled up and we took our chairs iver to Dream Catcher and had lunch, , after we drove to the port at Souda to buy our ferry tickets. The 'Old Druid' had told us about the British war graves at Souda, we went to ...
... found it. The gates were open but there wasn't anyone there, however the water was on and the chemical toilet waste was accessible, so we used their facilities (thank you) and then left and parked at the end of the road for the night outside a closed taverna. It was just going dark, the nights seem to be drawing out now, and the evening sky was just lovely, bright pink against a lovely deep ...
... they lived. Many of the buildings were 3 stories high and all built around a central square. The ruins were unearthed in 1900 by Sir Arthur Evans, he was so enthralled with his discovery that he spent 35 years and £250,000 of his own money excavating and reconstructing it. The reconstruction although made of concrete and painted helped to give an overall feel for the grandure of the place. The frescos had been ...
... place. We drove around some if the local villages increasing our property portfolio with villas for sale with sea and snow topped mountain views, before getting on the national road to Rethymno. We parked in the same spot as on our last visit and walked into the centre. In the more modern part of tiwn there is carols playing through a loud speaker system, a warm sunny day and there are lots if people wandering around and enjoying ...
... closed. We drove the length of the waterfront to the harbour and then turned around to drive back. The river which runs into the sea here is still in flood, there is a ford over it to get to the end of the village, there is also some walks signposted but we are not going to risk crossing it.
We drove back out of the village for a couple of miles and found a place to park up, as we arrived so did a herd of goats, they stood looking ...
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